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Miami Marlins trade rumors: Interested in Aroldis Chapman, Fernando Rodney

The Marlins have interest in relievers Aroldis Chapman and Fernando Rodney, but these may not be wise moves. The Miami Marlins surprisingly find themselves in the thick of a playoff race nearly halfway through the 2016 season. Thanks to the struggles of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Fish now have only three other teams with whom to contend for two Wild Card spots available in the postseason...
Via Fish Stripes
14 hours ago

Fernando Rodney’s usage key to his success

On Tuesday night at Camden Yard in Baltimore, San Diego Padres reliever Fernando Rodney made his 26th appearance of the season. And while there’s nothing unusual about 14-year veteran who has made his living in the majors being a closer, this appearance was slightly different than others he’s had this season. Rodney came into the eventual 10-7 victory over Baltimore and allowed...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 days ago

Rodney just misses out on Padres record

In the end, the only thing that came between Fernando Rodney and a 41-year-old Padres record was the back-right corner of the first-base bag at Camden Yards.
6 days ago

Five unheralded trade chips that can impact MLB pennant races

Throughout the summer, we’ll hear a lot of talk about big names potentially being on the move. Even if no real hot rumors emerge, guys like Ryan Braun and Carlos Gonzalez will get people talking. But you don’t need to be a superstar to make a big impact. Every year, smaller acquisitions make huge impacts on the the playoff races and the actual postseason. They get our attention...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist trolls Fernando Rodney, tries to catch his arrow

Ben Zobrist and Fernando Rodney are former teammates, and the Cubs second baseman had some fun with the Padres pitcher during the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Rodney is known for his signature bow-and-arrow celebration, which he does after he successfully closes out games. He got Zobrist to ground out at the end of the game, and the Padres escaped with a 1-0 victory...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Zobrist blocks Fernando Rodney arrow

It was a rough day for the suddenly mortal Chicago Cubs. With the bottom-feeding San Diego Padres in town for a Wednesday doubleheader, it seemed a forgone conclusion the best team in baseball would be adding to its division lead. However, the Padres had other ideas. San Diego took the early game 7-4, and the nightcap 1-0. It was a particularly big day for Padres closer Fernando...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mariners have finally ended the Fernando Rodney era

The Seattle Mariners finally put their foot down and said “enough”. After Saturday’s ten inning loss to the Chicago White Sox, Seattle DFAed closer Fernando Rodney six weeks before the end of his two-year, $14 million deal signed prior to the 2014 season. Rodney was great last year for the Mariners, striking out 76 and walking 28 over 66 1/3 innings, pitching to a 2.85 ERA...
Via The Outside Corner
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Fernando Rodney Hides In Bushes During Game, Is Weird (Video)

Fernando Rodney just wanted some relief from the hot Colorado sun Wednesday. Either that or he’s really shy. Given what we know about the eccentric Seattle Mariners closer, we’re going with the former. Regardless of motive, it still was quite the interesting sight when television cameras caught Rodney hiding in the bushes and strolling among the bullpen foliage during a day...
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jays fans troll Rodney with arrows

Throughout his career Fernando Rodney has irritated opposing fans with his routine of shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after each save.On Thursday, a group of Blue Jays fans trolled the Mariners closer by drawing back on their own invisible bows and riddling Rodney with barrage of unseen arrows as he walked out to the mound.These guys might want to brush up on...
Via The Other Paper
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dear Fernando Rodney – Just Pull Yourself Together

When I went to the Seattle Mariners’ home opener in April, Fernando Rodney walked out onto the mound and a man standing next to me grabbed the bill of my baseball cap and turned it to the side.  First, I was like, “Don’t touch me.”  Second, I was all, “Oh, we have a reliever that has a shtick.  And he seems good!”  Well, that wore off quickly. Though Rodney is tied...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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